Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa are doing more than rapping with one another these days. Together, the talented Chicago entertainers are planning the Black Star Line Festival. Inspired by the work of Marcus Garvey, the aptly titled festival is expected to bring a collection of talented artists to the Black Star Square in Accra, Ghana next year.
“We invite you to West Africa. To the Gateway. To Accra, Ghana. January 6th. The Black Star Line Festival. We see the biggest artists in the world coming down for a shared experience. We see 38,000 people. A sea of black folks standing out there on Black Star Square on January 6th. So everything we are doing is with a goal of uniting and building a bridge between Black people of the diaspora and the globe with the continent and Ghana is the gateway to all of that,” Chance the Rapper wrote on Instagram.
“We have a vision of a connected global network of black people from Ghana from Nigeria from Burkina Faso down to South Africa to Brazil to the Islands to the U.S to the U.K. to the black people that are everywhere.”
Chance The Rapper nor Vic Mensa have shared a lineup for the inaugural festival, but the event is expected to take place on January 6, 2023. Stay tuned for more details regarding the historic event in the near future.